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Our Fundraising & Foundation Committee
raises funds to support all the Projects our club undertakes. These projects may be:
- In our community; in recent months we have supported the local Normandy Veterans, Mencap, Life Education, Heathrow Special Needs Farm
- Nationally; our annual Golf Day raised £10,000 for Diabetes UK in 2008, £9,750 in 2009 for the Stroke Association (see more information here), £9,750 for DebRA in 2010 and £10,000 for Macmillan in 2011. In the last 12 months we have also supported Help for Heroes, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, DebRA
- Internationally on our own account; by directly supporting the work of the Rotary Foundation through donations or by applying on our own or with other clubs for grants from the Rotary Foundation
In the Rotary year 2010-2011 we raised & distributed more than £25,000. Details of how & where we use the money are on this link
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have seen for themselves the importance of completing the task of eradicating polio. Over the last 2 years they've committed into our care $355 million of their money, if Rotary raises $200 million. In less than a year we reached the first $100 million of the target. The video below shows what Bill Gates had to say when he addressed Rotarians in January 2009.
Rotary's enduring challenge for the past twenty years has been the eradication of Polio. For those of us in "Western" countries, polio has been little more than a vaccination which everyone has, but it isn't that long ago that the sight of children (and adults in later life) crippled by polio was common. Polio is now endemic in only a handful of countries – largely as a result of the outstanding efforts of Rotary International. In the last twenty years, Rotarians have contributed more than $800 million towards the eradication of polio and moreover have given their time to give firsthand help to the teams immunising children in remote areas. In a couple of the countries where polio is still endemic there are big practical issues in getting the message (and the vaccine) delivered safely. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that immunising children (or even getting acceptance to do so) in the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan is a challenging and dangerous exercise – to say the least!
Rotary has now made donating to help the eradication of Polio even easier than it has been before. Text POLIO to 82010 (UK only) and donate £5. To be a bigger part of this worldwide endeavour, use the Contact Form at the top of the page and come and see us. We look forward to meeting you
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world. Rotary Foundation in the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of the international charitable trust. Based at Alcester in Warwickshire, RFUK handles Gift Aid, legacies, covenants and ordinary contributions from Rotarians and individuals.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. It has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations with the educational support programme being the largest private scholarship endowment in the world.
It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world.
- President Gillian's Triumph
- Charity Golf Day 2013
- Charity Golf Day 2012
- 'Madame Blavatsky Lives'
- Annual Charity Golf Day - July 2011
- Help For Heroes Concert -Friday 25th March
- Honour for Local Banker
- Annual Charity Golf Day - July 2010
- Santa Came to Ickenham & Hillingdon Dec 2009
- Gala Fundraising Event 27th February 2010
- Charity Golf Day 2009
- Elf & Safety Check
- Recognising Outstanding Rotarians
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